“I feel pretty good when I can kind of get sense of where we are and where we might be heading in the next week, and then unpredictable things happen, and a half million deaths is profound," Vail said. "It is devastating. It is devastating to the loved ones that have experienced that and have lost people."
The next phase allows students to participate in approved two-person activities at the IM buildings, including table tennis, badminton and pickleball. Additionally, main lounges, bike rooms and the reflection room in Butterfield Hall reopened at 5 p.m. Friday, the email said.
Starting Feb. 15, 41 federally qualified health centers, located in medically underserved areas, will start receiving vaccines for those 65 and older. There are 12 in Ingham County and one is in Michigan State University’s Department of Psychiatry building.
Both hospitalizations and deaths have trended downwards since a December peak and vaccine allocations have been increasing.
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications at Culinary Services Cheryl Berry said that multiple measures have been taken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in dining halls, including requiring masks and the installation of plexiglass.
In the first phase of reopening, dining halls will open for in-person dining with one person per table, campus IM facilities will reopen for physically distanced exercise and the MSU Union and Student Services buildings will return to normal hours.
The main purpose of Lunar New Year is to put the past year behind and to celebrate the luck, prosperity and joy of a new one. MSU professors and students reflect on Chinese traditions and how celebrations differ this year due to the ongoing global pandemic.
Slotkin addressed vaccinations, COVID-19 relief, economic and health security during her annual State of the District address Wednesday evening.
Khaldun, the chief medical executive of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, was named to the task force per a White House press release on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Our first dates consisted mostly of meeting at the halfway point of East Lansing to grab coffee, browse through records and sit in his car. There wasn’t much else to do — movie theaters were closed, no events were going on and the idea of being near a plethora of strangers in public didn’t seem too redeeming.
“The State Legislature has not yet appropriated all the dollars of the federal government made available to Michigan, and we need them to take action,” Whitmer said.
In the week of Feb. 8, the department received 3,425 doses to be administered next week. The week prior, they had received 5,875 doses to be administered this week.
Families with pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students that qualify for free or reduced lunches will receive an estimated $77.06 or $127.53 monthly per child depending on the school's reopening status.
The order requires masks to be worn at all times during practices and competition, and if they cannot be worn then athletes should be regularly tested for COVID-19.
East Lansing is still an area of high risk for COVID-19, according to the ICHD. This follows an order of 'enhanced physical distancing' from the University.